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Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1989-10-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1989-10-09

Set 1

Feel Like A Stranger
Built To Last
Little Red Rooster
Ramble On Rose
We Can Run
Jack-A-Roe % Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Row Jimmy
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Playing In The Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Playing In The Band Reprise ->
Dark Star ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Death Don't Have No Mercy ->
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Hey Jude ->
Throwing Stones ->
Good Lovin'

Attics Of My Life

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Hampton Coliseum
Location Hampton, VA

Source SBD + AUD Matrix - 4 Source Mix (60%-SBD, 10%-AUD1, 20%-AUD2, 10%-AUD3)
Lineage See Notes
Taped by See Notes
Transferred by Dan Haugh


Source Info

SBD (ShnID = 80840) - SBD > DAT (48k)
Transfer Info:
DAT (Sony R500) > SEK'D Prodif Plus > Samplitude Pro v8.01 > FLAC
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller - August 26, 2006
Patch Info: The following songs patched from Cassette Master SBD
Little Red Rooster, Ramble On Rose, Jack-A-Roe through Row Jimmy

AUD1 (ShnID = 31211) - Tapers Section Recording On Stand
Recording by: Rob R
3 Nak CM300 - 2 CP4's and 1 CP3 arranged X/Y direct to DAT > SHN
SBEs on Set 2 repaired using shntool v.2.0.3 (10/11/2005)

AUD2 (ShnID = 17704) - Unknown Location FOB
Schoeps CMC421 > DAT > CD > EAC > ADDAWAV > CDWav> WAV > SHN
Conversions done by JR Fishman

AUD3 (ShnID = 443) - Unknown Location FOB
Schoeps CMC421 [note change info from previous] > DAT > SEK'D
Prodif 32 > SoundForge 4.5 (Level Increase & Resample (48>44.1) >
WAV > CDWave > SHN
Conversion by Trey Howland

Thanks to all the hard work from the folks mentioned above with
their loving care getting these sources out. Also a thanks for
some of the images used in creation of the artwork. I found them
years ago on the net and do not have any way to properly credit.


Notes on the Source Material

SBD (ShnID = 80840)
Perfectly balanced and flawless SBD recording and perfect transfer
by Charlie Miller. This is the SBD source with the songs patched
using an upgraded cassette SBD. These patched tunes are also in near
perfect condition. Other than some slight speed flux it was hard
to even know these tunes were sourced from a cassette. The patch
job, splice into the DSBD source, was very well done.

AUD1 (ShnID = 31211)
Nice sounding above average tapers section recording. Made directly
to DAT. Nice balanced sound, no flaws and a clean transfer.

AUD2 (ShnID = 17704)
After a few DSP tweaks (primarily level adjustments and some D'EQ)
I found this FOB to be the best of the 3 AUD recordings. That is
why it has the largest % mixed into the stereo matrix and why it
has a lion's share mix in the rear channels for the 5.1 versions.

AUD3 (ShnID = 443)
Another great FOB slightly more "muddy" than the other Schoeps
source recording. I believe the 2 FOBs were made in different
locations b/c of the overall sound and time travel btwn the kick
drum and the high hat I think AUD2 was a bit closer than this
FOB. Plus there are different sounds from crowd, cheers, etc.


Tech Notes

FLAC/SHNs were decoded to wave. Wavmerge was used to reassemble
the tracks back to 1 long wave. CEP2.0 was used to align & synch
all of the sources. CEP2.0 was used for the multitrack mixdown.
SF8.0 was used for the EQ setting on AUD2 pre mixdown This is a
60%-SBD, 10%-AUD1, 20%-AUD2, 10%-AUD3 mix.
- Mixed by
- FLAC conversion done 24-MAY-2008
- Original SHN conversion 8-SEP-2004 (ShnID = 26236)
- Artwork at 300dpi by
- For best results print at the highest resolution onto glossy
photo paper. Design for use in a clear double jewel case.


Multitrack Mixdown Settings

Stereo Matrix

SBD -2db
AUD1 -11db
AUD2 -7db
AUD3 -8db

SBD -2db
AUD1 -10.5db
AUD2 -7.5db
AUD3 -8db



Right Channel +1db to even things out on the SBD source

The following songs patched from Cassette Master SBD: Little Red
Rooster, Ramble On Rose, Jack-A-Roe, Memphis Blues and Row Jimmy.
The cassette SBD patch material is excellent and the source change
is undetectable.

Level adjustment and some Digital EQing was applied to the AUD2
source prior to mixdown.

An occasional smack can be heard on these recordings that seem to be
coming from a drummer hitting the rim or poor mic placement on one
of the drum kits. This happens approx 5 times throughout the show.


Editorial Comments

Fun time at these 2 shows. I drove down during mid-terms week
at URI with myself and 4 very good friends. We drove my 1967
Mercedes 230s - a classic. We decided on that trip that the car
could shrink or expand to fit our needs. You didn't really drive
this car, it drove you and you tried your best to negotiate. I
left a full pack of smokes on the rear bumper of the car and when
we stopped again for gas 300 miles later the smokes were still
there. Now that is a boat of a car!

A person in our group had family that lived in Virginia and was
able to send his brother to venue and buy tickets for us in
advance of the show. A good thing as the first night was a very
hard ticket. Another group of URI friends also made the road trip
and did not get into the Saturday night, Oct 8th show. We stopped
by their hotel room but it was not a pretty scene. Some very
disappointed, grumpy folks that had no desire to speak with us
about the great show. The next night, Oct 9th everyone got it.
It was the night for the heads as the weekend warriors left after
Saturday's show thinking they'd seen "the" show. Wrong!

It was a very cool parking lot scene at Hampton to say the least.
Everyone buzzing over these last minute shows added to the Fall
Tour. Under the original name The Warlocks ta-boot. The Dupree's
handed out that weekend had an announcement that said something
like "Do you want to hear some oldies? Get ready, here they come".
Someone at Dupree's Diamond News obviously had some inside info.


Reviewer: deadheadnedwhite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2015
Subject: those moments as Dark Star opens
still reduce me to joyous tears.

thanks to all involved who made it possible to relive this experience so well.

Reviewer: njpg - favorite - January 6, 2012
Subject: Unfortunately,
the only version of this recording still playable has no track numbers.
Reviewer: Forever_Grateful - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2011
Subject: Wow!
Three AUDs and one SBD makes for one hot sound! Great matrix of a legendary late 80's show. Don't miss this one.
Reviewer: cHE13 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2008
Subject: hnmm
Most of this sounds great. The girl screaming at the beginning of Dark Star should have been mixed much lower. Unfortunately it is very distracting. Reminds me of being at a show and stuck next to somebody that sings or talks through the performance. I have been trying to decide on a source by going between them at the beginning of Dark Star to feel the crowds reaction. I'll probably end up going with the other matrix source for that reason.
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